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Great Scottish Run - 10km and Half Marathon for PTSD UK

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Glasgow

George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DH

United Kingdom

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Scotland's biggest weekend of running welcomes thousands of runners to the city of Glasgow every year - take part and fundraise for PTSD UK!

About this event

Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event and achieve something great this autumn. This spectacular weekend of running is a celebration of sport that is suitable for the whole family and is televised live on the BBC.

Take part in either the Great Scottish 10k or Half Marathon and support PTSD UK, the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it.

10k The 10k course is a shorter adaptation of the half marathon that hugs the River Clyde and features some of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks and buildings such as The Hydro, Pacific Quay and the McLennan Arch.

Half Marathon Starting in George Square the course will take runners past a selection of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings as well as crossing over the River Clyde, taking a trip through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE?

If you would like to run in either the 10km or half marathon as part of Team PTSD UK in 2021 and raise funds to help us achieve our goals, we have a limited number of places available for runners. Simply register here for place with PTSD UK, and pledge to raise our minimum fundraising target of £100. You will also receive our PTSD UK runners pack which includes a running top, PTSD UK water pouch and all the help you need to reach your target!

Registration fee for 10km: £30

Registration fee for Half Marathon: £35

Minimum Sponsorship: £100

ALREADY GOT A PLACE?

If you've been able to roll over your place from 2020, so have your own place, and would like to run to raise awareness of, and funds for, PTSD UK, you can register for free to receive our supporters runner pack which will include a running top of your choice and some goodies to help you on the day. We'll also help support you in raising money and awareness with our fundraising support!

Registration fee: None

Minimum Sponsorship: No minimum

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WHO ARE PTSD UK?

PTSD UK is currently the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder – no matter the trauma that caused it.

Evidence suggests that around 70% of people who suffer with PTSD in the UK do not receive any professional help at all, and many of those who are aware they have it are not getting the help and support they need.

Our charity aims to raise awareness of PTSD in three main areas – it’s causes, symptoms and the treatments available. These 3 areas are of vital importance to those suffering with the condition.

Causes: Many people have pre-conceived ideas of PTSD, and what can cause it. There is a widespread misunderstanding that PTSD only affect veterans, or those in the armed forces (likely due to it’s previous name of shell-shock) but it can infact affect anyone, of any age. It’s vital that people are aware if they (or a friend or family member) have suffered a trauma, they should be mindful of trauma symptoms, and the possibility of PTSD.

Symptoms: There are two areas in which knowing the symptoms of PTSD are useful. The first is that people may recognise the symptoms in themselves (or a friend or family member) and reach out for help – starting their recovery process. The other is those who are suffering with PTSD, can understand that what they’re thinking or feeling, or how their body is reacting, is ‘normal’ for someone with PTSD – this can be of huge comfort knowing that once the PTSD is resolved, those symptoms will be too. Some symptoms of PTSD feel totally unconnected to the original trauma or the condition itself, so it’s really important people can recognise just how PTSD can affect them.

Treatments: PTSD is a misunderstood condition in many ways – and no more so than the treatments available. As PTSD arises from a specific trauma (or a number of traumas or sustained traumas) it means that the issues and symptoms can be resolved, and effectively treated. There are a variety of therapies and activities than can help ease PTSD symptoms, some immediate, and some longer term, but the current NICE guidelines recommend EMDR and CBT as the main options for the treatment of PTSD.

In addition to those suffering (and those around them), it’s vital that healthcare professionals are aware of all of these elements to look out for in their patients to avoid misdiagnosis, incorrect treatments and lack of the best resources for their patients.

How we can help

Our mission is to provide support and information for anyone experiencing PTSD. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of the condition and treatments available.

While striving towards this mission, we undertake a variety of activities:

We reach out to high-risk communities to ensure that people are aware that they are at risk (or that they work in an environment where they will come into contact with high risk individuals) so should be aware of the symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options available.

We support those with the condition (and those around them) to lead to successful treatments through knowledge and providing the correct tools

Where possible, we influence organisations, policies and guidelines relating to the care and awareness of those with PTSD, ensuring that we’re all driving towards the same goal – a world where PTSD is recognised, and effectively treated in as short a timescale as possible.

Thank you for supporting PTSD UK - we look forward to seeing you on the day!

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Location

Glasgow

George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DH

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organiser PTSD UK

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PTSD UK is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting everyone with PTSD - no matter the trauma that caused it.

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